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Peavy, Shoemaker Begin Team Competition for the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2018, 5:54 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The Para-Dressage Team Championship got underway at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Thursday with 14 nations contesting the title. Angela Peavy and Kate Shoemaker got the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte started, competing in the FEI Grade IV Team Test during the afternoon session. Following the first day of competition, the U.S. holds the 10th position with the two remaining team members completing their respective Team Tests...

Rising Stars Ready for 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2018, 12:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals will showcase some of the top young athletes in the U.S. The Finals will be held on both coasts, with the West edition taking place September 20-22 at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Two weeks later, the East edition will be held October 5-7 at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, N.J. Halie Robinson, 2017 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping...

U.S. Driving Team Poised for Their Time to Shine at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2018, 10:36 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The driving discipline is the final equestrian sport to begin competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Chef d’Equipe Barry Hunter aims to lead the U.S. Driving Team of James Fairclough, Misdee Wrigley Miller, and Chester Weber to a strong showing in front of the home crowd. The team is made up of experienced drivers who are up to the challenge of competing against the best drivers in the world. James Fairclough (Taylor Pence/US Equestrian)...

Champions Crowned at 2018 National Show Horse Finals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2018, 10:16 AM EST

Springfield, Ill . – The National Show Horse Finals saw a gathering of some of the country’s most impressive National Show Horses as riders and owners vied for top honors. The National Show Horse represents the epitome of modern-day show horse as a combination of at least 50% Arabian blood and any other breed. Hosted by the National Show Horse Registry (NSHR), the Illinois State Fairgrounds set the scene for competition from September 13-15, and also serves as a qualification...

Misdee Wrigley Miller Prepares to Take on FEI Four-in-Hand Combined Driving

by Betsy LaBelle | Sep 20, 2018, 10:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - The ultimate in athlete to horse communication, the Four-in-Hand Combined Driving competition will include drivers maneuvering four horses through three phases over three days, starting with dressage, marathon, and cones all taking place Friday-Sunday, September 21 – 23, 2018. Misdee Wrigley Miller, one of only two women competitors in the entire driving competition, will take on the best men competitors from around the world. Fighting for medal contention, Wrigley...

A Navigator's Perspective

by Dee Aldrich | Sep 20, 2018, 10:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - I am originally from Norfolk, England where I worked for a carriage company doing horse drawn weddings. I came to America at 18 to complete an apprenticeship at a farm in Upperville, Virginia. I have been navigating on the FEI circuit for the past 13 years. I have been fortunate to navigate for many different competitors driving everything from a single, pair, and four- in-hand of ponies through to a four-in-hand of horses. My favorite being the horse fours! - Dee The first...

Melissa Baumann Awarded Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2018, 9:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce Melissa Baumann as the recipient of the 2018 USEF Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. This program is designed to support students who intend to continue their equestrian career during college either through an equestrian-related degree or by riding on an intercollegiate team. The recipient receives a $5,000 grant towards his/her education at his/her respective college or university. “Horses have...

Best Friends Kathryn “Katie” Keville and Florence “Flo” Rubinger Compete in the Vaulting Pas de Deux at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by Betsy LaBelle | Sep 20, 2018, 7:21 AM EST

Keville and Rubinger competing with Revlon in the first Freestyle at the WEG for a personal best score of 7.946 (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Competing together this week as a pas de deux, both Kathryn “Katie” Keville (28) from Cotati, Calif., and Florence “Flo” Rubinger (31) from Santa Rosa, Calif., have competed on the U.S. Vaulting Team since 2008 and consider one another the best of friends. The long-time vaulter Rubinger shared, “Our motto is just to enjoy...

U.S. Vaulting’s Nations Team Earns Fifth in the Vaulting Nations Team Competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 19, 2018, 10:05 PM EST

Osborn and Atterupgaards Sting (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Mill Spring, N.C. – In its debut at the world games level, the Vaulting Nations Team Competition took place today at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by U.S. Vaulting Team Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely, Elizabeth Osborn, Colton Palmer, and the Pacific Coast Vaulting Club represented the U.S. Vaulting Team in the Nations Team competition, each performing the Nations Team Freestyle Test. U.S....

Meet U.S. Vaulting’s Daughter-Mother, Athlete-Coach Duo Tessa and Julie Divita

by Betsy LaBelle | Sep 19, 2018, 9:52 PM EST

Tessa Divita (Photo by: Shannon Brinkman) U.S. Vaulting Team Individual Female competitor, Tessa Divita comes from a family with many international championship vaulting medals. Divita’s sister Ali and mother Julie have successfully competed in Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) vaulting all over the world. Divita has proven to be a force in her own right. Since her first CVI3* as an individual female in 2016, Divita has placed in the top-three, five out of the six times she’s...